My name is Esso!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Esso
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I'm being cared for by:
King Street Cats

Facts about Esso

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11683521
  • Hair: Short
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


Hello friends! My name is Esso. I was found as a very young, small kitten all by myself in the scary outdoors at an Esso gas station. I was tiny, hungry and terrified. A kind person rescued me and introduced me to King Street Cats where I've been recovering, growing strong and gaining confidence in the company of so many wonderful feline and human friends.

I'm looking for a forever home – preferably with one of my deserving KSC feline friends who's teaching me how to get big and strong – with a gentle and patient purrson who will love me and encourage me and tell me that I'm wonderful. Is that you?

I'm still a kitten – I was born in December 2016. Being a kitten boy, I love to play! I couldn't be luckier with all these playmates here at KSC. I'd benefit enormously from being adopted either into a home with an accepting and nurturing cat or with one of the feline friends here with whom I've grown comfortable. My volunteer friends can introduce you to many wonderful KSC kitties – you’d be saving twice as many paws and getting twice as many grateful purrs in return.

My feline friends are teaching me to things that I'd learn from my litter mates had I not been separated from them. This is very important to my development because it not only gives me confidence but it also provides me with exercise, play, grooming lessons, behavioral boundaries and entertainment.

With a buddy I'll continue the wonderful progress I've been making in terms of my ever-increasing bravery about exploring the big, wonderful world. Neither of us will have to worry when you can't be with me because I'll have a friend to keep me company.

I am absolutely adorable with soft, warm, silky jet black fur and golden eyes. I think you're going to fall in love with me and I can't wait to fall in love with you too.

Please come and meet me! If it's a busy adoption day I may be a little shy at first, but I know you understand. Come on, send your email to and ask for me, Esso. I can't wait to be home.

Adorably yours,

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About King Street Cats

About Our Shelter...

We are proud to be the only cat-exclusive orphanage in Alexandria, Va. We have been in operation since 2003, and were previously known as The Albert Foundation for many years before becoming King Street Cats. Because we are a free-roaming and no-kill cat orphanage, we have the "cat-friendliest cats" in town! Our primary purpose is to educate and assist the community in regard to cat welfare, and to provide loving homes for the cats and kittens in our care. We accomplish this through outreach to the local community by providing information on proper cat care, behavioral problems and medical issues involving cats. We also assist local residents in locating and retrieving lost cats and assist individuals through the cat adoption process. We provide abandoned and rescued cats and kittens with a safe and secure temporary home until a permanent, loving home can be found.

We promote spaying and neutering and all our cats and kittens are sterilized and fully up-to-date on all medical care prior to adoption. We also provide post-adoption support for adopters and anyone else that needs cat care advice. Because we only work in the area of cat welfare .... we know cats! Please stop by and visit with our friendly cats.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoptions at 25 Dove St (the King Street Cat home) are every Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Additional Adoption Events:
- Petco at Beacon Hill on the first Saturday of the month (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
- Profeed at Bradlee Shopping Center on Saturdays and Sundays (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
- Petsmart at Falls Church on 3rd/4th Sunday of the month (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process is simple. When you come to the adoption center, you will fill out an application and a volunteer will interview you and ask about your cat knowledge and experience as well as your other pets. If your application is approved, they will help match you to the cat is perfect for your home and lifestyle. Some adult cats may be adopted singly, but we prefer to adopt out kittens in pairs unless you have a playful cat or dog already in residence to keep the kitten company.

King Street Cats asks for a $125 non-refundable adoption fee to adopt a cat or kitten, or $225 to adopt two. The fee includes:

- A cat that has been to a vet and tested for FELV/FIV. They are not put up for adoption unless the tests are negative (although sometimes we do have an FIV-positive cat that is healthy and can be adopted).
- An adult cat that is up-to-date on vaccinations before being made available for adoption. (Kittens will have had vaccinations appropriate for their age)
- Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered before they are placed for adoption. Kittens are spayed/neutered between 12-14 weeks and are then available for adoption.
- Post-adoption support: our volunteers are very knowledgeable about cat care. We encourage adopters to call us with any questions.